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Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
were on the stump in virginia. another swing state today. a rally in virginia beach the president called on americans to come together and re-claim common values of hard work, personal responsibility and look after neighbors. >> obama: if we re-claim those values now, if we rally around a new economic patriotism together, we can rebuild this economy together. we will grow the middle class together. we will move forward together. >> eliot: not surprisingly, the same themes play a prominent role in a two-minute long ad the obama campaign is playing in seven swing states including ohio and virginia. >> obama: it's time for a new economic patriotism. rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong, thriving middle class. compare my plan to governor romney's and decide for yourself. >> eliot: to help voters make the decision, the obama campaign also put out another ad today putting pictures of real people over mitt romney's notorious comments to wealthy donors about americans who don't pay inco
Sep 21, 2012 8:00pm PDT
in florida. 7 points in ohio, and 7 points in virginia. just to be clear, if mitt romney does not sweep almost all of those states he might have to go back to bain capital, if they'll take them. and mitt romney is taking any opportunity to lash out the president says that could be used as an attack line, including these innocuous remarks from mr. obama on thursday. >> obama: you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. something that i would like to concentrate on in my second term is being in a much more constant conversation with the american people so they can put pressure on congress to help move some of these issues forward. >> eliot: within hours romney tried to use that comment to take a jab at a florida rally. >> romney: the president of the united states said he can't change washington from the inside. isn't that amazing. no wonder why he has had such a hard time over the years. >> eliot: perhaps romney forgot he made an identical comment in 2008. >> i don't think you change washington from the inside. i think you change it from the outs
Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
hampshire voters also give the president a 7-point edge. in virginia the president is leading mitt romney again by two points, as does suffolk university and d.c. 12 poll. while the nevada virginia and colorado races are close, mitt romney chose to campaign today in pennsylvania. he told the crowd at the military academy. >> romney: i want to take that big cloud off of the small business world that is hang over them. three-quarters say they don't want to hire more people because of obamacare. [ cheers ] >> eliot: despite the fact that he sited his romney care act as a great success. meanwhile, both sides are gearing up for next week's big event. wednesday's first presidential debate between the two contenders. both sides are working hard to shape expectations. beth myers sent out a memo that read in part . . . and obama campaign senior strategy david axelrod wrote, and i quote . . . for more on the expectations gain i'm joined by brent brent coburn. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> eliot: the expectation game, could we agree for the moment they are
Sep 7, 2012 10:00pm PDT
at the brilliance of her performance. >> in colorado the auto rescue saved more than 9,000 jobs. in virginia, virginia, more than 19,000 jobs. in north carolina, 29,000 jobs. in wisconsin wisconsin, 28,000 jobs. in pennsylvania 34,000 jobs. in florida 35,000 jobs. in ohio! 150,000 jobs. in the great state of michigan, 211,000 good-paying american jobs! >> eliot: all right, we're being shapelessly self promotionallal. that's our own jennifer granholm. that performance brought down the roof. >> it was sensational. it was powerful and she brought the fight right to them. the whole argument with detroit was we rebuilt it. not this phoney you didn't built it. we rebuilt it and mitt would have killed it. she articulated it better than anyone including ted strickland. >> eliot: there were a lot of good speeches but jennifer listed state by state how many jobs were saved when mitt romney was basically saying not our problem, capital is doing fine. my bank account in the cayman islands is looking just fine. we're not worried about uaw workers in detroit. nothing gives more texture to this campaign th
Sep 14, 2012 5:00pm PDT
and the president led by five points in florida and enjoyed that same five-point lead in virginia. also in new hampshire according to an in-state poll. romney's ability to connect with middle income voters is one big reason why he trails the president. that inability was on display today. >> romney: no one can say my plan is going to raise taxes on middle income people. principle number one is keep the burden down. >> you under $100,000 middle income. >> no, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000. >> really? >> eliot: according to a study from 2009, households earning $180,000 are the top 5%. right now median household income around $50,000. meanwhile anti-american riots spread, and in tunis three protesters died, and in libya where ambassador chris stevens sean smith and tyrone woods and glen doherty were killed tuesday night. after coffins carrying their bodies touched down at airs force base, the president said we'll continue to lead. >> obama: we'll never retreat from the world. we'll never stop working for the dignity and freedom whatever their creed, whatever their faith. that is the esse
Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT
at the convention. massachusetts is a big one. virginia is huge. it is a dead heat between tim kaine and george allen. two former governors with saturated name recognition and absolute dead heat. does president obama even though he is surging in virginia, have any coattails in that state? it doesn't seem like it. it is tough for kaine. what a race. >> eliot: let me ask you real quick. missouri, todd akin. we thought he was road kill a few weeks ago. is he within shooting distance in can you pull this out or drop out of the race within a week which would be something the republican party would love because then they could put in -- ashcroft or somebody i've heard a whole bunch of names. maybe somebody that could hold on to the seat for them. >> if todd akin stays in and loses this one it will have republicans just pulling their hair out because this was the one claire mccaskill was the most vulnerable democrat in the senate. she was the one they were going to knock off easily. the gaffe happened. todd akin staying in
Sep 20, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> curveball. three senate races virginia, massachusetts, and montana. pick one tell me who's going to win. go out on a limb. >> let's go massachusetts. my former home state. elizabeth warren is looking good coming off strong. good appearance at the convention in charlotte. senator scott brown is feeling the weight of the mitt romney anchor and is struggling to try to break and hold and serve against warren. i think he's pretty much going to be a one and done. >> eliot: sam, any one of those three? two word answer? >> tester could pull it out. warren definitely. >> eliot: okay. all right. political reporter joe williams and sam seder host of ring of fire and the majority report, many thanks to both of you. >> my pleasure. >> eliot: chunk of planet earth vanishing in the last days of arctic ice. (vo)answer: pour disaronno into a flute glass and top with prosecco. brought to you by disaronno. be originale. >> eliot: it was the end of an era for discrimination. now where is the supposed downside we were warned about? th
Sep 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
that everybody who wants this id can get it. and we know at the department of transportation in virginia it's not true that everybody can get it. we know voters who have gone back multiple times and been turned down. the district courts in stuck down the law in texas and they are considering a law in north carolina. they are proceeding to consider these issues and florida recently agreed to stop. so i believe that the courts are stepping in, because they see that politicians are manipulating the system. >> eliot: it is the case as somebody who has spent most of my career in the world of courts and the law, it's comfortable to see the courts provide that support. congress woman there have been some very simple ideas, the same day registration the ability to vote by mail given complete fraud in those areas, is there any sense in washington that these would be good things to do. >> certainly we have put forward as a congress, some of the very things that you are talking about. same day. there are bills for uniformity across -- on a national election. we saw, for example,
Sep 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
trenched back to the barricades. a lot of places they thought they were going to pick up, ohio, virginia wisconsin are looking more difficult. montana is the true toss up. while claire mccatskill may have been ahead in missouri, but now it may be jon tester. the washington money is pouring in. the campaigns are pouring $3 million into montana governor, and in a medium market, that's pretty cheap and $3 million about a long way. it's getting tighter and tighter and jon tester is a true toss up. >> eliot: $3 million in a state like that you can buy every second on tv. that's saturation on steroids. one thing that i've noticed on that race is that tester is running away from president obama and so much so he creates in his voter sense that if think guy is so embarrassed by his party. he is so hesitant to embrace anything of the democratic party. >> president obama was never going to win in montana anyway, but it shows how short his coattails are in a lot of places. jon tester running far away from him. north dakota running far away from him. claire mccatskill has not gone out of her way. th
Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
virginia and massachusetts. i'm not optimistic about akin. has that not changed the entire dynamic? >> now that it looks like jim demint is going to start giving money to his campaign, even though the rnc and every other republican is trying to throw under the bus it does change the dynamic. >> eliot: today was the last day when todd akin could get out of the race permitting the republican party to put ashcroft in. he probably would have won the seat. his name was being bandied about. now with todd akin -- >> olympia snowe who is no longer there. the problem with the akin situation, especially with demint considering giving him money is it shows that part of the republican party today is going for audiology over character. and there's a big portion of the party that doesn't agree with that. we've seen this divide but it's really hurting these senate races because they're in this thought. >> eliot: can i try to -- not amend it, it is going for ideology but a right wing far ideology that is not appealing to the
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